Taxon: Agropyron fragile (Roth) P. Candargy

Genus: Agropyron
Family: Poaceae (alt.Gramineae)
Subfamily: Pooideae
Tribe: Triticeae
Subtribe: Hordeinae
Nomen number: 102520
Place of publication: Arch. Biol. Vég. Pure Appl. 1:58. 1901
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 06-Nov-2007 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 09-Mar-2017
Species priority site is: Western Regional PI Station (W6)
Accessions: 135 in National Plant Germplasm System (GoogleMap)

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: revegetator (of rangelands fide Grass VarUSA, as A. fragile subsp. sibiricum)
  • Animal food: fodder (fide Food Feed Crops US, as A. fragile subsp. sibiricum)
  • Animal food: forage (fide Food Feed Crops US, as A. fragile subsp. sibiricum)
  • Gene sources: tertiary genetic relative of wheat (fide Wild Crop Rel Cer 2:78. 2011)

Distributional Range:


  • Asia-Temperate

    • Caucasus: Azerbaijan ; Russian Federation Dagestan; Russian Federation-Ciscaucasia Ciscaucasia
    • China: China Hebei, Nei Monggol, Xinjiang
    • Middle Asia: Kazakhstan ; Turkmenistan ; Uzbekistan
    • Mongolia: Mongolia
    • Siberia: Russian Federation Altay
  • Europe

    • Eastern Europe: Russian Federation-European part European part

  • Cultivated

  • Northern America

    • United States


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  • Alderson, J. & W. C. Sharp Grass varieties in the United States, U.S.D.A. Agric. Handb. 170, rev. ed. 1995 (Grass VarUSA)
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  • Wang, R. R.-C. 2011. Chapter 2. Agropyron and Psathyrostachys (Wild Crop Rel Cer) 77-108.


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